7 July 2016

Cancelled: WADA to hold Pre-Games Press Conference in Rio

Postscript to media: 28 July 2016 

The Rio Press Conference has been cancelled.

For any questions please contact media@wada-ama.org


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold its traditional pre-Olympic and Paralympic Games press conference on Thursday, 4 August, at the Rio 2016 Main Press Center.

The purpose of this Press Conference is for WADA to highlight its dual Independent Observer-Athlete Outreach role at the Games, and explain the significant work that has been done to protect clean athletes, in conjunction with its partners, in the lead up to Rio 2016.

WADA’s President, Sir Craig Reedie, will be joined for the Press Conference by the Agency’s new Director General, Olivier Niggli; and, the Chair of the Independent Observer Team for the Olympic Games, Jonathan Taylor (aka Partner with UK-based Bird & Bird).

All three representatives will be available to answer questions.

Date: Thursday, 4 August
Time: 15:30
Location: Samba Room, Main Press Center for Rio 2016
Participants: WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie; WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli; and IO Team Chair, Jonathan Taylor

For one-on-one interview requests with the WADA President and WADA Director General following the Press Conference, or for any other general enquiries, please contact:

Ben Nichols, WADA Senior Manager, Media Relations
Phone: +1-514-904-8820
Cell: +1-514-979-8820
E-mail: media@wada-ama.org